Activities | Alternative Advent Calendar

This year we would love to give back a little and we’d also like to encourage the children we look after to think about those less fortunate than themselves who may not be getting so much this Christmas. So alongside the traditional advent calendars this year we are going to be choosing one thing a day and putting it into a box that we will then take to a food bank in the days leading up to christmas. Last year we wrote about some fantastic children’s charities, you can read that post here.

You can find out where your local food bank is here.

Things you can put in the box include :


  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Beans
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned veg
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits


  • Deodorant
  • Loo roll
  • Shower gel
  • Shaving gel
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tooth paste
  • Washing up liquid
  • Laundry powder/liquid
  • Tampons/sanitary towels
  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes

There are also foodbank collection areas in most supermarkets that makes giving that much easier.


© pocketnannies 2017

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